Donald plays down par three win
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Luke Donald has played down the significance of his victory in the Masters par three tournament and is focused on winning at Augusta.
No player has ever gone on to claim the Green Jacket after winning the traditional pre-Masters par three tournament on Wednesday and there is now talk of a jinx for the winner.
Padraig Harrington won the past two par three events but Donald's five-under par 22 saw him beat Angel Cabrera and Raymond Floyd by one shot.
Donald goes into the year's first major in decent form having won the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship back in February and risen to number four in the world rankings.
History suggests that the man who wins on Wednesday will not go on to lift the trophy on Sunday, but the 33-year-old is unconcerned about talk of a hoodoo and was pleased to get a run-out ahead for the prestigious event.
"If I believed in jinxes I wouldn't play in it," he said. "I see it more as a challenge. Somebody is going to break that record and hopefully it's me.
"Nobody thought a 63 was possible here until Nick Price did it - and I see it as good preparation. You're holing putts, controlling the spin."